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Jun 10, 2012 Jon Seven
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This is the online repository for recordings of the Saturday afternoon Soul/Etc Mix show. Recordings are furnished on an as-is basis. The length of the parts reflects places where disconnects occurred.
Topic: there exists radio
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Dec 29, 2011 President Blair
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a noise track for the free electronics compilation.
Topics: noise, noyz, buffett
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Oct 8, 2011 Jon 7 + special guest the Cheshire Dragon
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This week's episode of w18th On Air features special guest the Cheshire Dragon, who brought a variety of his own tracks both classic and current. Jon 7 provided opening and closing sets, and there an interview portion in the middle. enjoy!
Topics: radio show, techno, sqwee
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Oct 4, 2011 Golgotha Communications Ltd
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"Wine, Women and Song" is the latest release from Golgotha Communications Ltd, and the first Time Theory release in over a year. It's an appropriate choice as it is a fine combination of ambient and experimental sounds with the feeling of a film-like narrative. The subtitle of this album is "a tale of excess" and it has a feeling of both adventure and regret, a soundtrack to night out that turns into a week, alternating between confidence bordering on the boisterous and the...
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Jul 10, 2010 Fosel
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May 8, 2010 Extranumeric Colonist
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May 7, 2010 Neglect
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Feb 20, 2010 Terra Engine
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Jan 21, 2010 V/A
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Jan 8, 2010 Golgotha Communications Ltd
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Dec 31, 2009 Ulv
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Dec 21, 2009 Mystahr
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Afficionados of the music of Mystahr have come to recognize that specific blend of madness and magic that characterizes it. The uninitiated will gain a fine introduction to it through the sound of "Dirty Stuff". To refer to it as 'power-electronic' sound would sell it short; the sounds, noise and dynamics seem to be propelled by thier own power, the knobs and controls attempt to channel this power as best they can, and the end result is a sound you really feel that you can stand back...
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Dec 14, 2009 Swin Deorin
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Lest things stay the same for too long in the TT release spectrum, we've wrinkled things a bit with this chunky piece of Scottish breakcore. Those that prefer the periodic IDMish releases that appear in the Time Theory catalogue, this addition will tickle the spaces between your ears in a cubic, blunt but faceted way. A broad directional sweep towards breakcore is unlikely for TT, but we do like a bit of everything interesting, so enjoy this experience!
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Dec 13, 2009 Megatone
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Album “Total Sensory Void” is about experiments with sensory deprivation. Technoshamanism is a domain that explores visionary voyages, altered states of consciousness and hypnotic trance induced by technological means. There have been conducted experiments in which a subject was introduced in a water tank, with eyes covered and a breathing mask, isolating him from all sensory signals. During the first 15 minutes the subject’s mind was dominated by residual thoughts. After that came a...
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Dec 12, 2009 Alalu
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Oct 20, 2009 Controlled Dissonance
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Light, ever the symbol of that which is good and wholesome; purveying, with stalwart benevolence, a sense of comfort, familiarity and serenity, twists upon itself revealing unforeseen depths of perversion and depravity when filtered through the tainted stain of glass. Controlled Dissonance is John Ingram (the musician, not to be confused with the Jesuit martyr or the CEO of Ingram Industries), and the moniker aptly describes the musical approach of “Glass Tainted Stain”. Although the...
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Oct 11, 2009 mysterybear
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For Complex Silence 4, mysterybear (Dave Seidel) provides a decidedly abstract, yet sublime exploration of the Golden Ratio with two long-form tracks. He describes the creative process: "Both tracks use intervals and waveforms derived from the Golden Ratio. I usually compose in just intonation, which is based on rational numbers (whole number ratios). The golden ratio, by contrast, is an irrational number. Intervals based on irrational numbers are more complex and less consonant than pure...
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Oct 11, 2009 Jon 7
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In the tradition of many memorable collections of ambient works, Time Theory label head Jon 7 has put together this compilation of previously unreleased material culled from several different marathon recording sessions. The subjectivity of their selection stems from their inclusion by personal preference as opposed to strict adherence to any typical Jon 7 sound, although we challenge your ears to tell the difference.
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Oct 3, 2009 Given Willingly
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We've compared Andreas Niegl's albums to movies so often that it's become a bit of a cliche; nonetheless we shall indulge once more in such a comparison in the case of "Quiet, Awesome". The release's songs play out like scenes of travel across a vast land mass, and it is definitely a dynamic path that is set. Through rugged mountains and low valleys of sound, you still maintain a sense of being on the ground, this music sounds like it was made on Earth. Though composed and performed...
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Sep 26, 2009 Reality Switch
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Sep 5, 2009 Brownian Motion
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Sep 4, 2009 Fosel
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Our latest new artist, Fosel, lives and records his music in the southwestern desert of new Mexico. His second release for Time Theory is this one, "Zeno Effect". Another release heavy on the science, "Zeno Effect"'s three long, droning tracks explore the the sounds that could accompany the realm of particle physics. You may be able to listen to these tracks, but it can be proved that you will never finish them. Listen to each one halfway, then for half of the time...
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Aug 31, 2009 John Mason
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John Mason is, as you might expect, a close relative of Jon 7 and JMMIII. Jon 7 has a contentious colleague (interactions with whom he still values highly) who had offered him a release of "Guitar Music" for Time Theory. The offer was rescinded though due to Jon 7's failure to respond immediately. "Guitar Music" was instead offered to a Dutch label, and promptly was never brought up again (though it may have done well where it landed. we just don't know). Not easily outdone,...
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Aug 29, 2009 President Blair
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This second Time Theory release from President Blair explores his style of noise in a different manner than usual. the sounds on this release are (untypically for music in the noise genre) entirely digital in source and construction. No tapes were harmed in the making of this recording. It was however recorded in one take using a variety of small apps running at once. Future PB recordings wil likely oscillate between this digital style and the previous lo-fidelity tape-manipulated style.
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Aug 29, 2009 JMMIII
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The third entry to the "Complex Silence" series comes courtesy of JMMIII (aka Jon 7). This time complex silence is formed out a field recording made on bicycle while touring around the industrail areas of west Eugene, where JMMIII lives. On any given day, metal fabrication shops and lumber mills can be heard dancing their menacing mechanical ballet, which is as much a joy to watch as to listen to. "Lumbering Drone" takes the sounds of this environment, and through...
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Aug 29, 2009 Reality Switch
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"Music for Spaceports"? Perhaps so! Our friend Tom from Germany sent us this suite of slow, ambient piano tracks, which arrived at perhaps the most nerve-racking period TTHQ had ever experienced. What a joy it was to listen to these tracks and simply..slow..down... When life seems too much and peace seems impossible to find, how often it is that we are simply going too fast, driving ourselves too hard, and never letting ourselves take even the breath we need to live. Those are the...
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Aug 28, 2009 KemoKlen
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Enter into a space of dark, almost magickal ambient with this release by Joel Kinsberger aka KemoKlen. These three long dark tracks will no doubt take you through a journey the feels like it smells of ritual. The tracks titles are evocative of some kind of ritualistic process. It is possible they may mean nothing of the sort, but as they progress one can almost smell the burning of dripping wax and fat, a torch led down a long hallway, the dim illumination of an ancient darkened and windswept...
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Aug 27, 2009 Julien Skrobek
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"Right/Wrong" is a suite of compositions continuing the musique concrete style we have come to enjoy and expect from Parisian teacher Julien Skrobek. The same kind of slowly developing sound as we heard in "Plage Concrete" is in evidence here, but there is more development, more eventfulness present in these tracks. As usual, patience is required to get the full understanding of thr role each sound plays in each scene, but it's patience that is very well rewarded. The sounds...
Topic: musique concrete
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Aug 27, 2009 Golgotha Communications Ltd
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Golgotha Communications Ltd reported to TTHQ that they had been remastering old material and wanted for it to see the light of day. As they described it, these tracks are some of the only survivors of an extensive period of recording. As usual, the evocative titles tell a story of times and places both existent and non-existent. We feel that this release in particular has the feel of a book rather than a movie (something a bit like "Cowyboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille"). This release...
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Aug 26, 2009 Fosel
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"Tres", the Time Theory debut from Fosel, is a remarkable piece of work, especially for those who appreciate the albums by Restive on TT. Ostentibly ambient, the tracks on "Tres" have a sparkling crystalline quality, but also incorporate deep rumbles and disquieting elements that never let the listener relax entirely. It's an effective combination of the sort Time Theory thrives on. Other albums from Fosel are available on Time Theory and other netlabels. We've been lucky to...
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Aug 25, 2009 Textbeak
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Somewhere, deep in the hardly-fashionable part of Cleveland, is a dance club known only to those who dare to dance on the very edge. Known affectionately to some as the "Purgatory Garage", it's actual name is "The Aviary", formerly a chicken processing plant. At The Aviary, The DJ's spin every kind of homemade and hand modified tracks they can muster, and weekend after weekend, revelers from across the city gather to let their hair down and freak to beats that can't be found...
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Aug 16, 2009 Instant
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In response to the call for compositions/albums on the theme of "color", inspired by Jon 7's spring-term color thoery class, Ben Kelley (aka Instant) was first to come to the fore. "Grey Gray" may be based on hexadecimal variants of grey, but the tracks are anything but. These tracks bristle with movement and action and color, the only thing black-and-white about them is the feeling one gets while listening that bears a resemblance to programs watched late at night on an old...
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Jul 18, 2009 JMMIII
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Some time ago, artist K.M. Krebs created two splendid release on the Treetrunk label entitld "The Jade Furnace I" and "The Jade Furnace II", both collections of short ambient/exploratory tracks, each with evocative and mysterious sounding titles. Artists were encouraged to rework and manipulate these tracks in different ways, to loop and listen in various combinations. Permission was granted to release such results, and after some time gathering digital dust, these...
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Jul 18, 2009 Tange
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With Complex Silence 2, Time Theory and Tange continue the Series with a truly beautiful set of long-form tracks that explore farther into the realms of enigmatic and abstract ambience. This contribution by Tange is a perfectly suited voyage into harmonic and dissonant mystery with a sublime mix of Tibetan bowls (Part 1) and Buddha Machine samples (Part 2). And, of course, both tracks feature the Tange trademark drones and washes that transport the listener into deeply satisfying layers of pure...
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Jul 16, 2009 Instant
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"Salvation" is based on a rather simple concept: the starting off with a simple loop and continuously mutating it until it becomes unrecognizable. Standard stuff right? But there's more... the nd part of said mutation is then cut and looped, and mutated continuously. And so it goes through the length of this release. Instant is well-known for epic length releases, such as the 8.5 hour "Sourcery" on Jon7.net Microlabel. This recording is not quite that long, but it is long...
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Jul 16, 2009 Fars
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Somewhere in a space where an endless burnfire burns, in a never ending twilight, around a pole of every time but May, will be heard the circulating, pulsing loops and rhythms of "Carne Crescendo". Though ambient in places it may be, this is music for the flesh, a nine-part hymn to Pan (the big Horny One) brought to us by Fars. This recording waited ten years to be released properly, when you listen you can almost hear it struggling to get free and some amount of ferocious exaltation...
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Jul 4, 2009 mystified
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As a result of the restructuring of the Jon7.net Microlabel catalogue, another gem from the not-too-distant past has been transferred to Time Theory. This one comes from mystified's memorable domestic field recording period, and in celebration of its update three new remixes have been added courtesy of the Time Theory auxiliary remix squad. New artwork has been created for this new version, which is leaner and starker. The music is classic mystified and is as engaging as it was when it was...
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Jul 4, 2009 Synthia
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Synthia, our TT friends in the frozen white north, can always be counted upon to bring the party to the dancefloor, which they do in the opening number of "Soundscape Architecture" but... it's an ambush! The party gets started but then the dancefloor itself falls into deep space just a few tracks in! Was this what we expected? Probably not, and yet we aren't complaining! Yes this release features a number of signature Synthiod sounds, including a number of ambient pieces reminiscent...
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Jun 19, 2009 El Mutante
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May 6, 2009 Krakenti
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Now here's a quirky item in the TT catalogue. Krakenti, an artist from Latvia sent us this album of slow-growing ambient IDM. Each track inches its way along, building and mutating in lazy cycles. The beginnings of these tracks are often in no way indicative of how they will end, which we feel is a very good thing. Elements come in and out of the music in a simplistic way that lets everything be heard pass by pass. These pieces are a lot like caterpillars themselves, and as we know not all...
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May 6, 2009 Serocell
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Serocell offered Time Theory this fine album some time ago, a follow-up to "Liquid Acid" which was quite well received and enjoyed last year. This release has the same clean digital sound that accompanies many a Serocell release, but this time the sounds are deep, bassy and throbbing. At first it may seem that the volume is too low, but when you first hear the rattling and shaking of your speakers, you'll know what's happening. The tracks on this release give the air and the walls a...
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Apr 11, 2009 Sunmoon
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It has been expressed on many occasions that TT releases have a bit of a science-fiction bent, and we like our sci-fi heavy on the science. Enter Sunmoon with "Protostar" and you have a mystical, cosmic ambient masterpiece. The sounds are much like the swirling of gasses and matter as a star is formed or destroyed. As you listen you can feel yourself travelling through clouds of vaporized elements and expanding particles. It's a thoroughly engaging listen and one of the more popular...
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Apr 11, 2009 Phillip Wilkerson
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With "Complex Silence", Timetheory and Phillip Wilkerson venture into the realms of enigmatic and abstract ambience. These two long-form tracks are the inaugural release in what promises to be an ongoing Series of releases, further expanding and exploring the depths of long-form space music composed entirely of extremely subtle changes, dissonant harmonies, stretched-out harmonics, abstract tone washes, and layers of mystical atmospheres, but never straying too far from beauty,...
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Mar 30, 2009 Simple Painter
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The third installment of the "Theory" series from Simple Painter takes the theory concept farther out to explore the most popular conspiracy theories of our day. The tracks are given a feeling that suits the mystical and mysterious overtones of the track titles. The artwork blends several of these ideas into a sort of map connecting all things in a unique web of speculation. As with other Simple Painter albums the sound is a chunky sort of drone like a landscape with occasional...
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Mar 30, 2009 Fars
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The fifth and final section of the Fars trilogy has arrived, and those who have enjoyed the previous four parts will find "The Mold is in The Moor" to be a satisfying conclusion. Sonically it continues the 'vignette' style of thematic depiction, and as these final pieces fill in the story, we can feel very entertained by the story that has been written for us, even if we have had to create the visuals for ourselves. This is not the end of Fars for Time Theory, in fact we are looking...
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Mar 15, 2009 Terra Engine
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"Time Distortion" collection of subtle and radical remixes of material from Jon 7's "Time" album (http://www.archive.org/details/tmth013). All tracks were utilized in one form or another, except for the closing track "Newfoundland time". Due to the nature of the recordings (which often feature intricate and subtle elements) and low bass frequencies, optimal results can be achieved by downloading the songs (rather than listening to them through the player) and...
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Mar 15, 2009 Twyll
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Twyll, our clositered deep ambient wunderkind is not the only member of the TT team whose style has been evolving since going to college. While his style has not changed radically, there are elements in this new work of his that are bolder, noisier and more aggressive, and it works well with the sound we remember from his previous works. Yes we do enjoy watching our young ones grow! The artwork which is a radical shift for a Twyll album, reflects some of those stylistic changes. We do look...
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Mar 15, 2009 Jon 7
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TT label-head Jon 7 goes through occasional creative high cycles during one of which the tracks on "Science Fiction" were created. While searching for a unifying theme he turned to new inspirations that his schooling provided and went with the science fiction short stories he liked so well (soviet especially) and the new aesthetic experiments in op-art he took a strong liking to that week. The tracks themselves fit the space story theme well, electronic ambiences and dissonances that...
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Mar 5, 2009 JMMIII
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"Holy Mountain" is the second part of three releases of remixed versions of the "Time" album by Jon 7. On this release, the track "Mountain Time" has been stretched and reworked by JMMIII (whoever he is). The sharp angular sounds and buzzes have been softened and rounded and many of the smaller shorter sounds have been given more room on the stage. "Time" [tmth013] has been one the most weel liked releases on Timetheory. If you liked it, you'll enjoy...
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Feb 14, 2009 mayfairgrin
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mayfairgrin is one of the projects of Andrew Latham, who has had previous releases on Webbed Hand and his own Kulture Shift Media. We were offered the opportunity of releasing a mayfairgrin album, and are proud to present it to you now. mayfaigrin creates a celestial sort of ambient sound, reflective and moody, and somewhat meditative on a more complex level. "Back Yard Black Birds" consists of two long drone pieces, which shimmer and and shift slowly throughout their duration. It's...
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Feb 7, 2009 Fars
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"The No Molten Petrie is Jawohl" is part four of the Fars trilogy, and the story, whatever it may be, continues! As we have license here to interpret it as we hear it, we imagine that our characters have made planetfall on a somewhat Earth-like planet. To any weary human space traveler this must come as some relief. Yet through the impressions given by the music, the characters have discovered that they cannot speak any of the native languages. Through the use of loops, speech...
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Jan 31, 2009 Jon 7
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"Clockwork" is Jon 7's tribute to a Mystified piece of the same name, which he liked very much when it came out on the Treetrunk netlabel. This "Clockwork" is in three parts each making different use of different sets of clock sounds. The results range from soothing to crushing. If time were some sort of internal combustion process happening in very slow motion, this is probably what it would sound like. The "Clockwork" theme might continue. Time will tell...
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Jan 30, 2009 Given Willingly
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Andreas has returned with another fine album for us; the question is, what sort of movie does it call to mind this time? The subject matter is much more personal this time, focusing on the sticky aspects of relationships. Unlike the average American teen romance movie, this album is much more thought-provoking and meaningful. After any intense relationship one feels the need to get their head checked. Through sounds and lyrics, this album shows how and why. It's the tale of a young mind trying...
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Jan 25, 2009 Alexander Jannink
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Alexander Jannink (aka Vanilla Sandro) has been one of Jon 7's strongest allies for several years, and after a few successful collaborations and releases on Jon7.net Microlabel, Alex told Jon 7 he was working on an ambitious full-length album entitled "Nachtkind". The album's construction took over a year, went through several track lineup changes, and then took almost another year to be mastered and delivered. That's how it is sometimes in the netlabel world, usually known for its...
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Jan 25, 2009 Zieltogend
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"Drocht" is the first of the trilogy of deconstructions of Jon 7's "Time" album being released in the TT negative integer albums. Zieltogend's stock-in-trade is taking tracks, stripping them to their barest elements and recreating them in a stark and minimal fashion, what some might call "dark drift". This is a really excellent interpretation of "Time" in many ways because the original elements are unrecognizable, and because we find it fascinating how...
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Jan 25, 2009 Turmoil
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It's been a while since we got anything from Tom and Holly of Turmoil, who have been busy running the well-liked Amduscias netlabel. They recently released Jon 7's album "The Dark Moon", so in return we released this album, "The Black Suns". Turmoil albums are usually pretty good anyway, and each album they release further defines their sound. In our minds, it's very much like what new-age music could be if it were not so preoccupied with lightness. "Suns in...
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Jan 13, 2009 Instant
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If you think you've seen this release before, you have. It was one of the more interesting guest releases on the Jon7.net Microlabel, and due to its epic strangeness we felt it deserved a place in the Timetheory catalogue. Instant (aka Ben Kelly) created this set of extremely minimal tracks, which use silence as much as sound to create these wide landscapes, ehich at first are stark and repetitive. Over time, the sounds sink in and (to use a Cage-ian excuse) other sounds in the listener's...
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Jan 12, 2009 Desohll
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Desohll was born after a ‘failed’ attempt to collaborate with an entity whose name shall remain a mystery. Thus, originally intended to be a duo, Desohll has evolved as a solo-project, dictated by the Gaian priest Joomoonaz. The often-ignored sounds created by Mother Earth and its disciples are the main source of inspiration. Desolation is the key word. This longform minimal drone piece was created during a cold December night in 2008. Joomoonaz demands headphones as the audio source, to...
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Jan 11, 2009 Guy David
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It's always nice to hear from Guy David as it is, and when he emailed recently to offer his latest sound experiment (#2), we were excited to hear it, and it didn't disappoint! The first "Sound Experiment" was originally released on Jon7.net Microlabel, and we felt it deserved a place in the Timetheory catalogue, as well as the chance to reach a new audience, so "Sound Experiment 2" was added to the become this release. Both tracks are the results of experiments in the...
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Jan 10, 2009 Ulv
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Ulf Holbrook, aka Ulv, is one our compatriots from Norway, who by having relatives from very near to where Jon 7 lives, proves how small a world it is indeed. The tracks on "Lightning Sunbath" were made during a bus ride along the Norwegian coast, using sounds recorded from around Ulv on the bus which were manipulated and processed in real-time. These are great stretched and distorted sounds, loud and crunchy on one track, and considerable more sedate on the other. We here at TTHQ...
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Jan 10, 2009 Fars
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The third part of the Fars trilogy has arrived in the form of "Cka3at", a shorter collection of vignettes that serve as a bridge to the next part of the trilogy. Short as it is, a listener still gets a further defining taste of the universe according to Fars, a sort of proto-industrial world where machines are alive and pirates still run rampant across the stars. This is audio science fiction for the 21st century. Enjoy this recording now and stay tuned for part four of the Fars...
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Dec 31, 2008 Massimo Brazzini
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A few years back, Jon 7 created a piece for the jon7.net microlabel entitled "Ocean Floor", his first foray into fractal/generative composition. At the time it was surprisingly well-received, especially amongst people who were not usually fans of electronic music. At that time it was often hit or miss as to whether he tended to keep the component parts that made up his compositions, but luckily they were kept for "Ocean Floor" and subsequently remixed once before by Turmoil,...
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Dec 31, 2008 My Cell Phone Is Better Than Your Cell Phone
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If the winter is proving to be too cold for you to handle, may we suggest you wrap yourself up in "190 ft Lubricated Polyester"! Our good buddy Al from Canada sent us this bundle of extremely warm and comfortable abstract, ambient and rhythmic tracks, and we've been wearing them ever since. There's a distinctly noisy edge to several of them, like a winter storm, but within the tracks lies a sense of warmth, the storm is outside. His last release made a strong showing, and of course we...
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Dec 3, 2008 Massimo Brazzini
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For our negative-integer numbered releases, we're proud to add this gem by Massimo Brazzini into our catalogue. "Accumulazioni" is, as the title suggests, an accumulation of tracks in this dark noisy style. The trilogy of tracks which begins the release, moves thorugh brutish harsh noise, then through a cacophony of bells and distortion, then culminating in an even noisier third part. the dramatic effect of these pieces will not be lost as it would be almost impossible to escape. The...
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Dec 3, 2008 V/A
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Earlier on in 2008, Timetheory presented a compilation of dark and noisy tracks entitled "Sprimmer", which showcased a lot of interesting artists and sounds. It seemed natural to follow up with this celebration of the season between fall and winter with "falter", our latest compilation. The focus this time was on beautiful and ambient sounds, and the contributions we received were some of the more striking and unique work that had come our way. A number of artists Timetheory...
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Nov 25, 2008 Textbeak
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"Operation Anvil" was one of the standout tracks from "Lovecraft", Textbeak's previous release for Timetheory. On this release we have several various interpretations of the song. It features remixes by florian filsinger (owner of politicide netlabel), ian mariano (owner of n-space records nyc), allan zane (wyrm), claus muzak (owner of philtre com) and, from argentina, agharta (on vaatican records france). Most of the remixes maintain the quirky techno style of the original,...
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Nov 22, 2008 Auspice + Jon 7
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Auspice, (also known as Serocell, Kemadrin, Psignal) agreed to engage in a remix exchange in the same spirit and rules as "Interchange", a collaboration between Twyll and Jon 7. Each artist supplied three tracks, then remixed each others tracks, yielding twelve total tracks. On this release, Auspice's originals have a clean ambient sound to them, a sort of warm and dark sterility. Jon 7's originals are dark quiet noise tinged drones given a gently hypnotic strobing effect. Auspice's...
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Nov 21, 2008 V/A
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Somewhere between clearinghouse and thank-you note lay the contents of "Time Bonus I". A few Timetheory artists and related conspirators took the time the remix the work of other Timetheory artists and related conspirators. It's worth noting incidentally that the remixes done of Justin Robert's tracks were done as a sort of secret fan gift Twyll and Jon 7 were conspiring to do for him. Thanks to Norss, Massimo Brazzini and Twyll for remixes as well as Justin Robert and Ruins Winter...
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Nov 15, 2008 Ennio Mazzon
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If, as they say, Italy is one big museum, then with this release "The Scent of Morning Lights" we have stumbled across a place where impressionist themes meet pointillist and cubist methods. From the evocative titles, one would expect that the tracks are purely pastoral ambient exercises, but no, they are much more. Imagine what those titles conjure in your head, then imagine viewing the same scenes through a kaleidoscope. Then you will have a better idea of the direction these tracks...
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Nov 14, 2008 Fars
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Avast! The second part of the Fars trilogy has arrived here at Timetheory! "Risen Tin" is another collection of what we here feel are appropriate themes for non-existent movies. But what kind of movie does "Risen Tin" suggest? In our ears, it's a soundtrack to the beginning stages of a robot uprising, with the robots and humans both not entirely sure what actions to take yet. (How this reflects the authors' intent is not yet clear.) Once again it is suggested to simply...
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Nov 14, 2008 V/A
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At long last comes the release of this all-video compilation from Timetheory! We are highly excited about this. The videos were made by Jon 7 throughout 2006 for a project for FOEM. The videos were well-liked but were not used in the end. Rather than let this work go to waste, Jon 7 decided to round up various TT-associated artists to provide music for the videos, and now, 30 months after the concept sprang forth from the neural loins, it is now being presented to the public! The videos were...
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Nov 11, 2008 Sean Reardon
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We're happy to have this release from Sean Reardon, a longtime freind and supporter of Timetheory. Sean Reardon is a sound artist and experimental musician located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Beginning in 2006, he has utilized guitar and digital audio production software to create textures of sustained tonality and noise. Within a framework suggesting both electroacoustic improvisation and composition, conventional instrumental techniques are rarely emphasized. In one way Sean's music sounds...
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Nov 6, 2008 Sascha Muller
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Sascha Muller is a prominent name in the netlabel world, having appeared on more netlabels that we can count at the moment, as well as being head of the Pharmacom netlabel. He is also an all-round nice guy. He sent Timetheory a demo of three analogue-synth driven tracks of deceptively simple loop patterns, that are in typical analogue fashion manipulated, multiplied and processed. "Tweak it 'til it screams" is the theme of these pieces, and from the titles of the tracks, the MS20 in...
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Oct 21, 2008 Jon 7
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Many of Jon 7's ideas come from things seen in dreams, and "Towers" is a prime example. In the dream this album's concept came from, Jon 7 was walking through an old house where he found a large map indicating the presence of two large towers, towers that didn't actually exist but were indicative of two equipment set-ups that were referred to as the 'blue tower' and the 'red tower'. The concept as it became applied was one of two groups of people, who have settled a new land, built...
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Oct 20, 2008 Leviathan Dumped
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We got sent this recording by Leviathan Dumped, (a guy named David) who is the curator of the Barefoot Melt netlabel. Unfortunately at the time of this release we were unable to get in touch with him, and he has been invisible ever since. Such it is with art and artists, but we are still enjoying this release. It's noisy, but warm, and nicely abstract in places. There is a lot of sound deconstruction, some audio collage and a range of moods from one track to another. If we can find him we shall...
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Oct 12, 2008 Given Willingly
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Once again, Andreas Niegl (Given Willingly) has presented us with a stunning effort in the form of "Weaken". We always like Andreas' albums, but this one is something special, in fact it only took two listens for Jon 7 to declare it Andreas' "best work to date". This album is a double, with two distinct sounds on each disc; the first disc is more synth driven with a lighter feel to it, and the second is more guitar driven with a stronger and somewhat darker feel to it. We...
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Oct 9, 2008 Norss
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(The following description was written by the author of this release.) Tijdgeest is the Dutch word for "in the spirit of time" but one can also translate it more literally to "spirit of time" (note the small but significant difference) or "ghost of time". It is the latter that strikes every 30 seconds. Why? It is said that a human brain needs 7 seconds to properly register and remember a sound or array of sounds. But to my mind, this excludes a possible...
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Sep 27, 2008 Jon 7
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Timetheory label-head Jon 7 heard a sound in his head one day that he couldn't shake and set about creating some rough sketches to flesh out the idea. Then later he was transported off to a rat farm, given some highly electric lemonade and left to stare up into the night sky. Soon thereafter he was introduced to some new friends who were planning a psy-trance party and he played them his sketches, which impressed them enough to encourage him to create several more tracks in his homemade...
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Sep 26, 2008 V/A
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While doing some general spring yard maintenance, Jon 7 had the good sense to drag the tape recorder out into the yard and capture the sound of the weedeater he was using. He then posted this file online to see who would like to manipulate it. Excited by this, Tom of Turmoil sent files of sounds he and his wife Holly had gathered over time through their work in industrial wastewater plants. These sounds were also offered up for manipulation, and the results were gathered up into this release....
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Sep 15, 2008 Synthia
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In this age of uncertainty in the US, we look to our neighbors in the north and find that they still know how to have a pretty good time! Synthia, a Canadian duo, sent Timetheory this album full of fun tracks and colorful sounds. The first description TTHQ gave Synthia about it was that it sounded like a mixture of Dr. Dre and Thompson Twins. As this description may unnerve some people, it's best to listen and give the music a chance to speak for itself. And indeed it's fun music. Labels, like...
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Sep 12, 2008 My Cell Phone is Better Than Your Cell Phone
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An artist from Canada, MCPIBTYCP, presnts us with "The Math EP", a shortie release for certain, but a good one containing elements of different styles. There is some of an ambient/noise variety and some of a more tonal melodic type. Something about the music and the artist reminds one of a flower that blooms nicely, but makes one wonder why it it blooms in such a shy hidden way. We at TTHQ would like to put this flower out into the light for it to be seen, and chances are more from...
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Sep 12, 2008 Ruins Winter
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Ruins Winter is an noise project from Argentina, but "Burning Flame" is not your average noise. Instead of the merely brutish scraping noise that exists, this noise is more like volcanic eruption, crossed signals and waveform disruption. It's a very nice listen, something just barely controlled about it's other wise careening feedback and tones. For music that has no normal need for restraint, that quality is used in just the right places to make this recording hypnotic while still...
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Sep 1, 2008 Fars
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"A Night on the Town" is one of a three-album trilogy by Fars, a division of Golgotha Communications. At Timetheory we are especially pleased by music with a soundtrack quality to it, which this release definitely does. The titles are evocative enough to describe the locations and events on this night on the town, but the sounds themselves are enough to prompt free-associative imagination. This is the kind of album that makes you want to play movies along with it to see what might...
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Aug 24, 2008 Textbeak
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We at Timetheory were chomping at the bit for the new Textbeak release when we were told one was coming our way, and "Lovecraft" did not disappoint! Textbeak, one of the members of Bath (from [tmth006]) has made a surprisingly strong showing in the netlabel world over the last several months, and we're delighted to add another chapter to that ongoing development. One way of describing the tracks on "Lovecraft" might be to imagine a patchwork quilt made of various types of...
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Aug 23, 2008 JMMIII/Moloch 11811
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Jon 7, donning his initialist drag as JMMIII, created a thirty-minute noise/warped-sound piece which he called "Revolution 10" (for fairly obvious reasons), and set about to find another piece to accompany it for this album. The responder to the bulletin was Moloch 11811, an artist/project from Spain, whose style is largely based on an industrial 'sound of the machine'. "Ich Bin Herz und Kopf" is somewhat less noisy than some other material by the same artist, but the piece...
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Aug 16, 2008 Nihil Obstat
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There can be no progression without evolutionary advances, and Nihil Obstat is not exempt from this tautological certainty. Following releases on Clinical Archives, Amduscias Records, and Sounds Abound, the investigation of intense industrial harsh noise and power electronics sound sculptures continues with "Scourge". Featuring scorched earth drone, blistering feedback, industrial dirges, transmissions from the abyss, metallic kamikaze assaults, and bass pulsations reverberating off...
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Aug 12, 2008 Simple Painter
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Simple Painter releases seem to appeal to a certain segment of the Timetheory audience, so when the word went out that "Theory II" was coming up for remix, the interested remixers were right on target as far as their styles go, and these three extended remixes highlight some of the best of their respective styles. Mystified, already well-known and a good friend of Timetheory provided one remix. Norss, a new friend of Timetheory provided another darker droning piece, and Terra Engine...
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Jul 29, 2008 Jon 7 & Associates
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"Mangle Me" began as a little tune generated from fractal MIDI, and was posted on a few forums to see who would be interested in mangling it. The real intention was to meet new folks and get to know them a little through their production styles. A few people did turn up with their 'mangles', and the results were collated into this release. Maybe there will be more mangles, maybe not, but the project was fun, and served as a small meet-and-greet. Links will be added here to the artists...
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Jul 28, 2008 Twyll
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Twyll, our young lad from England, and now head of his own netlabel, Mz'umf, returns to Timetheory with another stellar long-player. On this release the tracks are longer and fewer, but the moods are much the same. Through the expanded length of these tracks, sounds like dim lights come slowly into focus. The landscape often seems barren, but in the way that a long stretch of highway is empty between streetlights. This album is again recommended for headphones, in the dark, the way its author...
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Jul 27, 2008 Jon 7/Given Willingly
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When Jon 7 first met Andreas Niegl (Given Willingly) online, the first project they discussed was a split release, and in fittingly contrary style, it was the last of the GW albums to be released. However Jon and Andreas are proud to present you with this split, or perhaps it could better be described as a double feature. "As the Oceans Break Asunder" is somewhat fantastical sound story, telling of sea-monsters in a way that resembles some modernized Viking tale. The tracks are full...
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Jul 26, 2008 Julien Skrobek
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Julien Skrobek's sounds were referred to Timetheory by a netlabel friend, and we were at once pleased and intrigued by what we received. The music of "Plage Concrete" marks our first venture into this style, and it's a welcome addition. Acoustic guitar, field recordings, AM and shortwave radio and other elements come together to create a sparse but ever-changing soundscape that grabs only as much attention as needed, then slips into the background. Like much music in the 'concrete'...
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Jul 18, 2008 JMMIII
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"Alternate Universes" a fairly short and simple release, is a collection of experiemnts in the use of fractal images as source for bitmap to wave file conversion. There was something about these particular fractal images though, that generated some interesting subtleties in the resulting sound files, which gave them a sound one might associate with jets of gas streaming through space. It's simple space music, but enjoyable nonetheless.
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Jul 17, 2008 Jon 7 + Hobby Knife
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In the summer of 2007, Jon 7 stopped by to visit Marilyn Kent (Hobby Knife) who lived close by to where he was staying at the time, and the two got along very well and agreed to collaborate on a little noise/sound jam the week after. Jon 7 was experimenting with shortwave radio distortion and field recordings (in a style that was later to become part of the style and material used for the President Blair project) and Marilyn was using numerous electronic children's toys and keyboards and...
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Jul 17, 2008 SCP
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SCP is one of the many projects created by Ben Kelly (aka Instant, who released music on the Jon7.net Microlabel) and "Rated MPG" is a short taster for what will hopefully be more releases on Timetheory. Ben's sound is often raucous and anarchistic, and this release highlights that style. Cut-up, chaotic, even pornographic in parts, these tracks shake up the norm in a way that we find very pleasing. More work from Ben is scheduled for the future. meanwhile more work from him can be...
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Jul 17, 2008 JMMIII
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Jon 7, once again thinly veiled by his initials (JMMIII) was turning to Wikipedia and the periodic table for inspiration when he stumbled across an entry on crystal field theory, and the lightbulb switched on. The tracks reflect an attempt to think molecularly, and though no actually understanding of crystal field theory can be claimed, the tracks still convey a pretty good sense of what the view might be like on an atomic level. This is definitely headphone music, and perfect for drifting in...
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Jun 26, 2008 JMMIII
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JMMIII is another side project from Jon 7, although it can't be considered a pseudonym as those are his initials. "Mindchor" is a collection of three midform pieces made from field recordings made in the summer of 2007. The sounds of bike rides made at night, picnics taken at lumber mills and lots of incidental audio are granulated, stretched and processed into compositions that very much resemble "Fields" and "Fields II" on the jon7.net Microlabel. Enjoy these...
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Jun 25, 2008 Kronofage
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Kronofage (derived from "chronophage", a time-eater) is a one-off project by Jon 7 that explores the effects of phasic relations between waveforms. This was partially planned and partially accidental, but a completely enjoyable experiment to undertake. A few synthesized waveforms were created and as they were played over themselves at different speeds, certain phase cancellations occurred that removed the signal entirely, and other interactions generated frequencies too high or low to...
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Jun 24, 2008 Mystahr
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It seems only yesterday it was Sprimmer, and now it is Summerthyme already! Thyme certainly does fly when sounds are being cooked up in Mystahr's Dutch scientist studio, and listeners will no doubt have a picnic with this release, whether it be hotdogs or circuit boards on the barbecue. If anything the tracks on "Summerthyme" are like physics experiments that have gone horribly right. If a human being could survive inside an atom-smasher, these sounds are much like what one would...
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Jun 20, 2008 Buskerdroid
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Timetheory is happy to welcome this release by Buskerdroid, one our of compatriot from Italy and the Naked Noises netlabel. For most nighttime is merely one phase: sleep. "Nocturno" provides six distinct phases of night as a soundtrack for all the various artists, overthinkers, night owls, insomniacs and psychedelic voyagers out there for whom the night is the only day that matters. The tracks on Nocturno range from dark synthetic ambient and sludgy downtempo to warped and crunchy...